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AL2142 Material and Energy Flow Accounting for Cleaner Production 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AL2142 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Cleaner production fundamentals
  • Material flow analysis of industrial processes
  • Analysis of energy- and exergy efficiency of industrial processes
  • Integrated industrial pollution prevention & control and industrial energy management

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall be able to independently lead and carry out a material and/or energy flow accounting and analysis for Cleaner Production study in a major production industry including:

  • Establishing a material balance for the overall process as well as the most important sub-processes of the industry
  • To derive complete energy balances (based on energy and exergy) for the overall process as well as the most important sub-processes of the industry
  • Using the above-mentioned results to discuss possibilities of promoting Cleaner Production with focus on industrial energy and materials efficiency

Course disposition

Lectures, seminars, study visit and project work

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to Master's Programme, Sustainable Technology (TSUTM).

Others: Degree of Bachelor or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering or other corresponding technical, natural or other science degree at first cycle academic education of at least 180 higher education credits or equivalent.

Courses from upper secondary school corresponding to the courses Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge in Thermodynamics is recommended


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Selected scientific articles and reports

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment 1, 0.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL2 - Assignment 2, 0.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL3 - Assignment 3, 0.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendence 1, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project 1, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

  • The examination is based on active participation in the course and on the quality of the group task report and individual assignments according to the following:

    NÄR1: Active participation in Lecture, Seminar and Study visit: 2 credits

    PRO1: Approved group task report: 4 credits

    INL1: Approved Individual assignment 1: 0.5 credits

    INL2: Approved Individual assignment 2: 0.5 credits

    INL3: Approved Individual assignment 3: 0.5 credits

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Main field of study

Environmental Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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